Advance Online University Offers New Courses

Building on the information offered in previous courses, Advance’s “The ABCs of High Intensity Discharge (HID) Ballasts,” is now available on the Advance University Web site.

The course is designed to help students understand, evaluate and specify HID ballasts, both magnetic and electronic. Consisting of five tutorials, the course covers HID lamp and ballast basics and concludes with an explanation of the operating details and benefits of increasingly popular electronic HID technology.

Previous classes—“Ballast Basics 101;” “Ballast Basics 201,” which covers basics, ballast troubleshooting techniques and an introduction to many newer lighting technologies; and “Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI),” which discusses this lighting standard and its use in creating lighting designs—consist of lessons followed by quizzes. Students who successfully complete each level can print out a personalized Certificate of Completion.

Advance University provides training for individuals new to the lighting industry and those who seek a comprehensive review of their ballast knowledge. It has been officially approved by the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors as a certification program.

Advance University is accessible at and is open for enrollment to anyone at no charge.     EC

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